Saturday, September 29, 2007

Narrowing the Field ...

Well, I've shut down one of my blog sites.

Actually, it wasn't exclusively a blog site, but I wasn't going to do any social networking there, and as far as I could tell, it had a LONG way to go to catch up to MySpace or FaceBook.

Nevertheless, even though it wasn't my favorite site, I'm hesitant to delete it completely. So, I guess I'll leave the space in my control and have it available to check on in case it becomes more interesting later.

And despite that it's boring, I was having a hard time doing it. I don't know why, but surrendering web spaces is really, really hard for me. Something inside tells me that if I have more web sites, I'll get more visitors, and maybe then something good will happen to me with regard to my writing. And while I know that's patently untrue, I still wonder about doing things like that.

Still, it's nice to know I have one less blog to update. Since all four of them are exactly the same, it shouldn't be so emotionally stretching for me to do that. Each of my blogs has exactly the same content, and my Wikis all have the same content too, so what difference does it make? I think I was getting about 2 hits a day on it anyway.

Good riddance, I say. Now, if I can bring myself to do something with my LiveJournal space -- of which I'm not overly fond either -- I can actually start thinking about breaking things up a bit and focusing the topics and subjects.

Now that I pause to think about it, I can have the fiction stuff be all in one location -- well, one location and the Wikis, of course -- and let one blog be nothing but my journal. And the third? Hmm ... well, I seemed to get a lot of hits when I did a football blog. Maybe I can do that. My wife said my little piece read like a sports article by a real sports writer, but ... she's my wife.

Anyway, it's done, and for some reason, I feel as though I've dropped a little weight. That's patently untrue also, but it makes me feel better.

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